With an ambitious target of carbon-neutrality by 2030, West Suffolk Council is building on its successful history of working with local businesses to reduce energy consumption.
If successful, the solutions tested in this pilot could be rolled out across the Eastern Power Network to meet long-term energy, growth and CO2 reduction goals. This will involve piloting smart energy solutions to develop a local smart grid. With peer-to-peer trading alongside improvements to energy efficiency, renewable energy, grid capacity constraints and balancing.
The pilot site is Mildenhall Industrial Estate, an important area due to its proximity to the Mildenhall Hub. WSC already owns some industrial units on the estate There are photovoltaic panels already installed on several buildings, a result of the Solar for Business scheme.